Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2016 Data Tables

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Q3a. Thinking about the financial needs of your jurisdiction, would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking about the financial needs of your jurisdiction, would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year? Significantly Less 8% 2% 4% 5% 3%
Somewhat Less 22% 15% 29% 26% 19%
Neither 31% 50% 31% 42% 45%
Somewhat Better 34% 27% 32% 23% 27%
Significantly Better 4% 5% 3% 2% 4%
Don't Know 2% 2% 1% 2% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Thinking about the financial needs of your jurisdiction, would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year? Significantly Less 3% 3% 3% 6% 3% 3%
Somewhat Less 20% 17% 21% 18% 19% 19%
Neither 50% 47% 40% 30% 33% 45%
Somewhat Better 22% 28% 30% 41% 35% 27%
Significantly Better 3% 5% 5% 4% 8% 4%
Don't Know 3% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Thinking about the financial needs of your jurisdiction, would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year? Significantly Less 3% 1% 3% 4% 5% 2% 3%
Somewhat Less 22% 19% 17% 18% 22% 15% 19%
Neither 46% 49% 47% 47% 47% 37% 45%
Somewhat Better 27% 26% 25% 26% 20% 38% 27%
Significantly Better 1% 3% 5% 5% 4% 6% 4%
Don't Know 1% 2% 3% 0% 2% 2% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.